Filth is an upcoming film based on a novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting. This NSFW red band trailer makes it look just as gloriously depraved as expected. James McAvoy manages to pull of all of the characteristics of his character – pervert, alcoholic, psycho, rude, cop – in under a minute. Actually, aside from the cop party that doesn’t sound like a stretch for most of you.
Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?